2009 Badwater Ultramarathon

Before participating the 2008 San Francisco Marathon, I purposely went to the United States ahead of time in order to witness the start of the 2008 Badwater Ultramarathon and finally meet in person Dean Karnazes and Pam Reed after reading their respective books about their experiences at the Badwater Ultramarathon.

On this very moment, the 32nd Edition of the race had just started. The popular elite ultrarunners had just passed Furnace Creek after starting the race at 10:00 AM (PST). To review my post last year, please click here

For those who are interested to know the progress of the race, please click their Live Webcast here. You can follow the progress of the race through Facebook and Twitter.

Anf finally, for those who are planning to join the 2nd BDM 102 this coming March 6-7, 2010, please read the rules and regulation of the Badwater Ultramarathon as this will be the basis of the New BDM 102 Rules & Regulations which will be strictly applied in 2010.

I am predicting Jorge Pacheco and Jaime Donaldson to win and defend their titles as Champions in the Mens & Ladies’ Overall Categories with better finish times.

Jaime Donaldson & Jorge Pacheco At The Start of 2009 BW (Photo Courtesy of www.badwater.com)
Jaime Donaldson & Jorge Pacheco At The Start of 2009 BW (Photo Courtesy of http://www.badwater.com)

One thought on “2009 Badwater Ultramarathon

  1. Go Jaime! I need to get over my shyness and introduce myself to her one of these days. I think I can do it, I finally introduced myself to Scott J. this year. If I can do that I can introduce myself to Jaime.

    Got two buddies running. Tony Portera, a guy I met pacing last year at Javelina and again earlier this year at Rocky Raccoon is running his first BW. He’s supposed to come in around 45 hours which means he probably had trouble out there. Can’t wait to find out the details. The other is Jonathan Gunderson, his 4th but I don’t know where he is in the standings at the moment. I hope he had a good race, his stomach bothers him sometimes, slowing him down. He’s a fellow San Franciscan ultra-runner and we trained together earlier this year. Ran Mt. Diablo 50-miler and San Diego 100 together, went to his wedding in May. Reports said it was hotter this year. I can’t even imagine being primarily a trails only kind of runner.


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